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Join the 2018 NAASS North Central Regional Conference

Shape Your Summer Synergy: Energize, Strategize, Capitalize

 View NAASS President, NAtalie Kokorudz' presentation 

Shaping Summer with Strategic Policy Changes - A Case Study


This year’s conference theme was intended to reinforce that successful summer planning and execution is at its best when we collaborate with our colleagues to enhance the student experience and drive results. Come to Energize your summer planning, Strategize ways to enhance and improve your current operations and Capitalize on the wisdom and experiences of others who are innovating and growing their summer programs.

Registration- Register HERE

Member Rate for first registration:


Member Rate registering with a full-pay registration:


Non-Member Rate for first registration:


Non-Member Rate registering with a full-pay registration:


Multi-Member Discount
To take advantage of the $75.00 multiple-registrant discount, we highly suggest your register as a group. Utilize the promo code MULTI to receive the multi-registrant discount. If you are unable to register as a group, you may register separately and utilize the promo code MULTI during the registration process,  after completion of one full-pay registration from your institution. The discount is applicable to any number of additional attendees coming from the same institution.  

The Member and Non-Member rates include all conference sessions, Vice President’s Reception on Wednesday, breakfast Thursday, and lunch Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Registration payment can be made by credit card or check. Checks should be made out to

North American Association of Summer Sessions
and sent to:

NAASS (NC Region) Meeting
342 North Main Street, Suite 301
West Hartford, CT 06117

Indicate 2018 North Central Regional Conference Registration in the memo line

Questions about payment, multi-registrant discounts and payment methods should be directed to Cindy Caron at

You are welcome to invite a guest to the VP Reception on Wednesday, March 21, onsite at the Hilton, and/or to the Annual Business Lunch Thursday the 22, at the Signature Room on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Building (a three-course meal that includes sparkling wine).  Please include your guest's name and Dietary and ADA requirements on the registration form. Tickets must be purchased separately during the registration process.  Contact 

·         Guest to the VP Reception ticket: $20
·         Guest Annual Business Luncheon:  $45

Please refer to this draft conference schedule for a basic overview of what to expect during this three-day conference. A more detailed schedule will be available on the NAASS-NCR webpage on March 1, 2018

Lunch at Francesca's
To kick off our conference, we will have a family-style lunch at Francesca’s from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m on Wednesday, March 21. This is part of the regular conference fee, and is optional to all conference attendees. This lunch gathering is a great way to get to know new attendees and reconnect with old friends before conference sessions begin. Please indicate whether or not you would like to join us for this optional lunch on your conference registration form.

Cultural Excursion
This year, rather than planning a single, coordinated excursion during the conference, we will be adjusting the schedule on Thursday, March 22, to allow groups to venture into Chicago and explore on their own. We will coordinate tour groups according to destination for those interested, but individuals are free to make their own plans as they wish. No excursion cost is built into the price of registration.

Hotel Information
The Hilton Magnificent Mile Suites in Chicago is just steps away from the Magnificent Mile shopping district and is central to a variety of restaurant options and attractions. 

Hilton Chicago/Magnificent Mile Suites
198 E Delaware Place, Chicago, IL 60611


Use this link to book your room online to get the conference rate or call 312-664-1100 and book under the NAASS-NCR block.

Room Block Group Name: NAASS-NCR 
Room Block Group Code: NAA
Room Options/Cost:

·         King Suite for $169/night + Tax
·         Double Suite for $199/night + Tax

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.    Check-out: Noon

The room block will expire at 5 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2018. To cancel without penalties, please do so one day prior to arrival.

Amenities Include:

Room Service  Concierge Desk 
Fitness Room Pool
Lounge  Gift Shop 
Laundry/Valet Service  On-site Convenience Store 
News Stand  Tour Desk
 See website for full list

Travel Information

O’Hare International Airport
Midway International Airport

To view the current weather forecast for Chicago, click here: Weather

Local Area Attractions

Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Millennium Park, Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier, Adler Planetarium

It may be of interest to some to know that Hamilton will be showing in Chicago during the time of our March conference. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, you should do so on your own. It is expected that tickets will be more expensive and less available closer to the time of a showing.

It is also notable that The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K run/2-mile walk is scheduled for Sunday, March 25 for those interested.

Additional Information:

Business casual attire is appropriate for this small, plenary-formatted conference. Please remember to bring samples of your marketing materials to share! This could include direct-mail pieces, posters, swag/giveaways, etc. You can bring multiple pieces to share or minimal quantities for display only.

Cancellations-conference fees will be refunded less $100 if cancellation is received by email March 1, 2018. Cancellations after March 1, 2018 will not receive a refund.

North Central Regional Committee


Connect with us!      


Alicia Spurlock, Regional Vice President
Western Kentucky University

Aphra Mednick, Assistant Vice President for Membership
University of Wisconsin, Madison

  Jo Maseberg-Tomlinson, Assistant Vice President for Documentation
Kansas State University
Heather Dieterman, Regional Conference Chair
Winona State University
  John Gipson, Research & Evaluation Chair
Purdue University
Natalie Kokorudz, At-large (Past RVP)
University of Illinois at Chicago
  Maureen Baldwin, At-large
St. Ambrose University

 North American Association of Summer Sessions
2016 Harris Hall, Campus 7302 | Raleigh, NC 27695-7302 | USA